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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
E- Discovery in the 21st Century
The presentation will examine the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) – a federal statute that governs the discoverability of e-mails and deleted e-mails maintained by public based internet service providers like Gmail, Yahoo and AOL – and one of the most recent court opinions construing that statute; explain how the SCA can be a barrier to discovering information residing on these accounts; and examine ways to potentially break that barrier and assist the practitioner in developing effective cloud based discovery approaches.
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33rd Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
The 2014 ATO Conference features outstanding presenters from Florida and beyond who will present on: a) the effective use of directed trusts, b) the roles of the wealth management team and the estate planner, c) portability, d) business development for professionals, e) homestead, f) special trusts for gun owners, g) recent case analysis of fiduciary liability, h) decision making for discretionary distributions, i) professional ethics for the attorney and trust officer in estate planning and administration, j) international estate planning, k) wealth transfer tax developments, l) governing law and trust situs issues, m) Florida case law and legislative update and n) dealing with the tax on trust capital gains by having the gain taxed to the beneficiary.
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34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
The 34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference, slated for August 27th -30th at the Breakers in Palm Beach offers more ACTEC and National Level Speakers than ever, and Must-Know Topics for Trust Officers and Trust Attorneys alike. Here are a few of the highlights: Steve Akers, a Senior Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust, will discuss legislative and treasury changes and how today’s estate planning should be adjusted accordingly. Joe Curtin, the Head of Portfolio Analytics at US Trust, will discuss investment options and concerns, both to protect fiduciaries and to satisfy beneficiaries in the Post-Recession Environment. Bruce Stone, current president of ACTEC and past chair of the RPPTL Section and Robert Goldman past chair of the RPPTL Section, and Hugh Magill (Northern Trust’s Chief Fiduciary Officer) will debate common planning and trust administration problems and solutions. Additionally, some hefty tax issues will be discussed in a user-friendly way: Funding Income Tax Consequences by Jeremiah Doyle, a Senior Wealth Strategist at BNY Mellon, and a reminder for all of us of the inner-workings of the GST Tax by Sarah Butters, and Lee Ford Tritt. Discounted registration is available until July 10, 2015.
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34th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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35th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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8th Annual Construction Law Institute - CD ONLY
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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8th Annual Construction Law Institute
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course

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Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course
This course provides participants with the opportunity to review the most recent issues affecting real estate practitioners from the preeminent attorneys in our state. It is an advanced level course intended to also prepare participants who are studying for the Real Estate Board Certification Examination. Attached please find the course registration form for further information. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.
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And You Thought Estate Planning Was Easy?

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Audio Webcast: Cyber and Data Risks, Breaches, and Insurance What You and Your Clients Don’t Know, Will Hurt You!
Do you not know the difference between a cyber and a data breach, or the differences between an “incident” and a “reported breach”? Do you not know that Florida has one of the nation’s most stringent incident reporting laws, or what that law’s requirements are and how they WILL affect you, your law firm, and your clients? Or think your average E&O or CGL insurance policies will protect you or your clients? Then, YOU NEED TO ATTEND the RPPTL’s “Cyber and Data Risks, Breaches, and Insurance” Presentation. Since the number of cyber and data security incidents and the number of reported data breaches have swelled in recent years, it is only a matter of when, not if, a data breach will happen to you, your client, or your firm, whether you be large or small and no matter the industry sector. This CLE Presentation will cover the latest breach trends that are occurring in several industries; some of the best practices and strategies for preparing for, and responding to, cyber and data breaches; the latest Florida breach and incident reporting and response laws; the growing insurance policies that are recommended and often necessary to protect your clients and your practice from excessive liability of cyber and data breaches; and the ethical duties and responsibilities an attorney has to his clients to protect and advise them of the emerging risks of cyber and data breaches and their resulting liability.
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Beware Dodd-Frank: Perils with Private Lender or Seller Financing
Do you represent sellers who finance the sale of their residential real property?  Do you represent private lenders or non-traditional lenders whose loans are secured by residential real property? If the response to either question is "yes", then you need to register for this webinar to learn how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has dramatically changed your client's (and your) responsibilities.  Attorneys who are unaware of whether their clients may qualify as “mortgage lenders,” “mortgage loan originators,” or “mortgage servicers” may be unintentionally exposing their clients to adverse regulatory action by leaving them unlicensed, unregistered, and unable to comply with the minimum standards for all individuals and business who engage in mortgage lending.    This webinar will provide a discussion of the base regulatory requirements for non-traditional lenders, and identify pathways toward substantial compliance with a growing set of laws and regulations.
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Bursting Through The Technology Barrier - The RPPTL Edition
This seminar will provide both trust & estate and real property lawyers the latest tools to use technology effectively and ethically to maximize their practices - including safely accessing cloud technology to generate and store confidential client documentation, the ethical use of social media in your practice, and the latest apps, programs and websites to make your life easier. This course provides attendees two (painless) ethics credit hours, and some great resources for your practice.
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E-Ethics for E-Discovery: Considerations and Solutions for the E-Practitioner
Discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) implicates a number of ethical issues for the practitioner. E-discovery raises E-ethical considerations going beyond those faced in the physical document world. In this electronic presentation the presenters will examine the seeming tension among the obligations to protect metadata and not to "mine" for metadata in relation to the E-discovery obligation not to delete metadata. The presenters will also discuss additional ethical and professional duties of the practitioner in the E-discovery context.
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Estate & Trust Tax Planning/Asset Protection: Tricks, Treats and Really Scary Things

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Ethics in Estate and Trust Administration: The Obvious and the Oblivious
A candid and practical discussion of the ethical issues inherent in estate and trust administration including identifying your client; issues raised by representation of joint fiduciaries; what to do when the personal representative crosses the line; challenges of representing the fiduciary spouse; and identifying and avoiding conflicts and dealing with the conflicts when they arise!
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FAR/BAR changes resulting from the new CFPB Rules. What you need to know if your real estate deal MAY close after October 3, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has instituted a number of rules that take effect August 1, 2015. These rules will change how real estate transactions occur in Florida so the Florida Bar Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee has revised the FAR/BAR contract to comply with the new rules.
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FLORIDA ESTATE AND REAL ESTATE LAW FOR THE OUT-OF-STATE PRACTITIONER

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FLORIDA, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, RPPTL AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT FINALITY, FUTILITY OR BOTH?

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Litigation and Trust Law Symposium 2014

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Litigation and Trust Law Symposium

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Practical Advice for Clients on Development and Construction
The program will present pointers for advising clients and negotiating contract terms on development and construction insurance issues both from the position of the client (Developer/Design Professional/Construction Manager/Contractor/Subcontractor) and the project delivery method (Traditional Design-Bid-Build/Design-Build/Construction Management). The program also will present pointers for strategy, advising clients, and negotiating with other parties and insurers in the event of a claim.
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Practical Guidance on Platting
Practical Guidance on Platting A panel of speakers including planning professionals experienced in the day-to-day administration and interpretation of plats from the public and private sector perspectives will provide a timely look at the law of platting. Presentations will include a discussion of the substantive and procedural requirements for plats at the municipal and county level, expert planning advice on plat dedications and the intricacies involved in the elimination of platted improvements, including solutions to the issues arising with antiquated subdivisions across the state, the application of common law rules and cases to platting and tips on how to ensure that a conveyance clearly provides for a specific result.
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Probate Law 2014 Seminar
This seminar is intended to provide practitioners with useful insight and information pertinent to handling Florida probate proceedings. Speakers will focus on serving as legal counsel to personal representatives and dealing with unique and complicated issues in a Florida probate, such as bank accounts of nondomiciliaries, lost heirs, community property, bizarre assets, and homestead mistakes. Other topics include deciphering the current rights of same-sex couples in the probate context, a summary of tax issues that practitioners must be mindful of in the probate process, and a primer on dealing with creditor claims under current Florida law. The seminar also includes a session on the murky and often emotionally-charged issue of dealing with a decedent’s remains, followed by a valuable and informative probate case law and legislative update. The seminar will conclude with an ethics presentation focused on avoiding pitfalls during the estate administration process.
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Real Property Litigation: What You Need to Know for 2015
What are the topics on the minds of practitioners now that the economy is beginning to recover? How about ethics in the real estate transactions, those pesky evidentiary issues that lawyers and judges are still struggling with, and the lingering questions of how Tiara has affected our practices? Join us as we present an all-star panel of David R. Brittain (Ethics in Real Estate Transactions), John W. Little (Evidentiary Issues in Real Estate Litigation: The Business Records Exception and Beyond) and Jason M. Ellison (Life After Tiara: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t) on April 1st. This is one seminar you won’t want to miss.
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Recent Developments in Arbitration - the Revised Florida Arbitration Code and Recent Supreme Court Decisions
In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended the Florida Arbitration Code when it enacted the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act approved by the National Commission on Uniform State Laws and the American Bar Association. Now called the Revised Florida Arbitration Code, Florida has substantially rewritten the statutes governing arbitration. During the amendment process, the United States Supreme Court has decided cases dealing with arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, which would preempt the Revised Florida Arbitration Code. This CLE addresses the substantive changes to Florida statutes dealing with arbitration and the decisional law recently handed down by the high court.
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Roads and Sewers and Drainage Oh My! Implied Warranties Post-Maronda Homes
The webinar will provide a procedural and factual history of the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association, Inc. The speakers will review the history of common law implied warranties from Gable v. Silver to Maronda. They will also review the impact of Maronda on Section 553.835, Florida Statutes, which the legislature enacted to abrogate all common law implied warranties for “off site improvements.” Finally, the speakers will discuss the current status of common law implied warranties after Maronda and Section 553.835.
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Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities
The goal of the seminar is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Community Development Districts within Florida. Then seminar will start with a primer on community Development Districts ("CDD"), why and how CDDs are created. The seminar will then move to CDD issues and a practitioner should consider when contemplating a real estate transaction. An underwriter and bond counsel will discuss current and future trends of the bond market and bond market impacts on CDD transactions. A panel presentation will analyze issues of a failing/failed real estate project; when and how projects can be restructured in today's economy. We will close with a future trends presentation and a discussion of ethical considerations a practitioner should address regarding CDDs.
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That's Not What You Said! The Law of Estoppel in Real Estate Transactions

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The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2015
Community Associations are no longer in their infancy, and are showing signs of aging – in the infrastructure, in the documents, in the residents, and in the attorneys who represent them. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the realities of community associations today, active adult living in the 21st Century, and emerging approaches to development of communities and building construction.
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The Ins & Outs of Community Association Law 2014

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What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The legal profession is under considerable pressure from both domestic and international sources to implement effective risk-based measures to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. In October 2008, the world’s leading standard setter for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policies, the Financial Action Task Force, adopted risk based guidance for the legal profession. The American Bar Association, in consultation with numerous ABA Sections and specialty bar associations, has developed voluntary good practices guidance to implement the 2008 risk based guidance. At the same time, Congress is considering legislation that may impose mandatory, or a “rules based,” approach on the legal profession. This program, which is of interest to all Florida attorneys, will trace the development of the 2008 guidance and the good practices guidance, update outreach efforts with Congress and the Obama Administration and other key stakeholders, and distill the new reality of implementing a voluntary risk-based client due diligence regime within your law firm in light of these developments.
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Wills Trusts & Estates Certification Review Course 2014
Topics include elective share and homestead, will and trust modifications, asset protection, estate administration, trust accountings, Florida Principal and Income Act, probate & trust litigation, and extensive coverage on taxes. Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination.
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Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course and Advanced Practice Update
For 30 years, Professor David Powell has presented the best lecture-style overview of federal gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to be had at any CLE, anywhere. Time marches on: this is Professor Powell’s farewell tour. For those who learned all about taxes from Professor Powell’s lectures and unparalleled written materials and want to hear from the master one last time, and for those who don’t want to have to explain to their children that they had a chance to hear the legend and missed it, sign up for this seminar today. Taxes not your thing? Already Board Certified? How about two days – uninterrupted and away from the office – of presentations from the experts to keep you current on the hot state and federal issues that affect your practice every day? Wish you were up to date on the latest in homestead, trust modifications, probate and trust litigation and ethics issues particular to wills and trusts attorneys? Attend this seminar and you will be. This seminar is the annual Chautauqua for the Florida trust and estate lawyer….don’t miss it!
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“Drafting a Better Commercial Real Estate Contract - Standard Provisions and Pitfalls”

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Young Lawyers Division

Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attending a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 online CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This online CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at www.floridabar.org/CLE.

The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed.

The expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR. To verify your compliance and reporting dates, please check our website at www.floridabar.org/cler.



[Revised: 06-01-2008]